Q. What qualifications are needed to be a Partners in Prevention mentor?
A. Any adult with a caring heart that desires to provide extra support, encouragement and is willing to spend at least one hour a week with their mentee is qualified to be a mentor. Mentors must complete 2.5 hours of training, complete a criminal history background check, and provide personal references before being matched with a young person. Mentors commit to at least one year with their mentee.
Q. Where do I meet with my mentee?
A. Most of the time you spend with your mentee will be on the school campus. Partners in Prevention has a strong collaboration with 5 school districts that allow mentors to visit with their mentees at their school. Partners in Prevention also provides planned activities throughout the year for mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees may also meet in the community.
Q. What do I do when I’m with my mentee?
A. During orientation, you will receive ideas about how to build a relationship, trust and communication with your mentee. Aspire Mentors have activities available to them on the school campus. Additionally, for sixth grade through twelfth grade Aspire Girls, the group facilitator will introduce activities for mentors and mentees.